Shooting (Garland)

Law enforcement is investigating a shooting at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland off Naaman Forest Blvd.

*Update – Several law enforcement agencies, including SWAT and bomb squad officers from multiple local departments, DPS, FBI, and others, continue to investigate the shooting incident outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Around the end of an event at the center (7PM), two males drove up to the front of the building and opened fire on a Garland ISD security officer. Garland PD officers returned fire, shot and killed both of the men. The Garland ISD security officer suffered non life threatening gunshot injuries and has already been released from the hospital. Police suspect the suspect vehicle may contain an incendiary device. This has prompted bomb squad response from Plano and other agencies. At this hour, police, bomb squad officers and robots continue to investigate the suspect vehicle. Businesses and streets in the immediate area have been closed. Tonight’s event was a “Draw the Prophet” Muhammad art exhibit. The winning cartoonist would receive a $10,000 prize. As mentioned earlier in this post, the shooting occurred near end of that event. As also reported, tonight’s event was at the Curtis Culwell Center, the same location as a “Stand with the Prophet” event earlier this year in January.

*Garland PD requests that people avoid this area until further notice as the investigation continues.*